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JanV's Abnormal Ride: Full Moon Rising Ride - Lights Required - 5:30 PM - 14mph (VAN)

Length:

20 mi

Pace:

14

Terrain:

Flat

Elevation:

234 ft

Ride Type:

 

Re-Group

Cancellation Guidelines:

Cloudy or rainy conditions that prevent seeing moon

Details:

 

This is the 12-14mph pace group version of @BikeRiderCPA's Full Moon Rising Ride.  Same everything except pace and start time.

About this ride

Thursday evening features the full moon, which will rise at about 7:10 pm. Sunset is about 6:25 pm when the sun drops behind the west hills. Let's ride to Frenchman’s Bar and watch the setting of the sun across the Columbia River. We will then ride north and watch the moon rise in the east. The route is out Lower River Road past Vancouver Lake to the end of the road.There should be good views of both the sunset and moonrise. Start location is at the rear of the old Vancouver Library at Mill Plain and Ft Vancouver Way.

Front and rear lights are required as we will be returning during dusk to dark conditions.
Some of you may have questions about what it is like to ride at dusk or dark.The traffic out Lower River Road declines significantly at dusk. It also declines after you get past the industrial area.But there still are cars. Good visibility is essential.That means lights front and back.I also recommend wearing a jersey or jacket that has high visibility. Being in a group of bikes also is a big help in being seen by cars.It is the power of many blinking red lights. I have ridden this area many times with NW BoB in the dusk and dark. We have not had problems as a group ride. Still, it is best to do whatever you can to be seen.

 

Be aware that the temperatures may become cool or COLD after sunset. Consider bringing cooler weather gear for the return trip.  I'll wear my usual: wool hat, wool gloves, long pants, warm shirt, wind breaker, wool socks, buff, and Bar Mitts.  Overkill, but I'm a wimp!  See Bret's picture below.  She looks well dressed!  And those toes next to her look toasty.

This ride will be canceled if the weather prevents us from seeing the sunset and moonrise. If so, I will try to reschedule for the next full moonrise.

Food afterward at Woody's Tacos. 210 W Evergreen Blvd #700, Vancouver, WA 98660

Times – Ready to Leave

5:30 PM, so as to arrive at Frenchman’s bar before sunset

 

RideWithGPS link -
Full Moon Rising Ride


Start location –

1007 E Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA 98663


Notes:

Please arrive 15 minutes early to sign up and be a part of the announcements and safety briefing. Riders are expected to have read the Safe Riding Policy and be familiar with the Ride Style Definitions. Please direct questions to the ride leader or Road Captain. Helmets are required. Lights (front and rear), RoadIDs and cell phones are recommended. Please make sure to print a ride cue sheet, if you need one. Make sure your bike is in good working order. Riders should be able to maintain the stated pace. Please communicate with the leader if you decide to go off route or not return to the start. Remember - we want to be awesome representatives for cycling and spread a love for our great sport locally by obeying all traffic laws and riding in a safe and courteous manner.Ride safely and have fun!

             
Bret Buffed
Kelly slipper boots


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Ride Cue Sheets
When:
Thursday, October 5, 2017, 5:30 PM until 8:30 PM
Where:
Ft Vancouver Library Administration Building, rear parking lot
1007 E Mill Plain
Vancouver, WA  98663
Contact:
Jan Verrinder
360-607-3271
Category:
Club Ride
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